Latest Rail News
Axion International, producer of recycled composite industrial building products and railroad ties, has hired Marc Solda as its new executive vice president. Solda has been involved in the development, strategy, operations and marketing of plastic products for numerous global Fortune 5 ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has allocated $1 million for the State of West Virginia to develop a state rail plan that will serve as a blueprint for guiding the state's rail investment strategies. "This plan will help West Virginia identify rail lines that will best se ...
Ninety six miles of tracks and a quarter-million railroad ties for future high(er)-speed Amtrak trains will be installed in Central Illinois starting the weekend of April 2-3, leading to the substitution of chartered buses for some Lincoln Service trains for several weeks and the detour of the T ...
The California High-Speed Rail Authority voted unanimously to apply for all of the high-speed rail funding recently returned to the federal government by the state of Florida. The Authority Board of Directors approved the staff recommendation that California pursue the $2.43 billion recently made av ...
Metrolinx has purchased a section of Canadian National's Kingston Subdivision rail line, used primarily for commuter and passenger rail operations in eastern Toronto, for C$299 million. The rail line is composed of the two- and three-track rail corridor east of Union Station in downtow ...
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is launching a new safety campaign aimed at eliminating tragic collisions, fatalities and injuries at the state's 2,815 public at-grade railroad crossings. New billboards and posters will be installed near high traffic railroad crossings across the state to ...
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will discontinue Orange Line service between the Minnesota Avenue and New Carrollton Metrorail stations from 8 p.m., Friday, April 15 to closing on Sunday, April 17, as the transit agency continues to make repairs to the aerial structure at the ...
The Federal Transit Administration has approved the 7.3-mile Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project to enter into Final Design. This allows the project to be developed from its current 30 percent design to 100 percent design. Final Design is expected to last about a year. "This app ...
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker plans to apply for $150 million in federal funds to improve the Hiawatha Amtrak railroad connecting Chicago to Milwaukee, reports Businessweek. The funds would provide Milwaukee a new maintenance facility, as well as two train sets and eight locomotives. ...
Amtrak is responding to customer requests to be notified directly of major Northeast Corridor service disruptions using Twitter and a new @AmtrakNEC handle in a pilot program effective March 29. Twitter users who choose to follow @AmtrakNEC will be notified of major service disruptions ...
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